NEWMAN ARCHITECTS DESIGNING SQUASH COURTS BUILDING ADAPTIVE REUSE AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Newman Architects is designing an addition to and adaptive reuse of the University’s 1934 Squash Building designed by McKim Mead and White Architects. The new project will provide faculty office, meeting space, libraries, classrooms, and seminar rooms for The College of Letters, Art History, and the Career Resource Center. The high ceilings in the Squash Building are well suited for teaching spaces and libraries. They also allow the introduction of mezzanines for office and support uses. Located along the eastern edge of the University’s central space, the addition will draw from the great architectural character of “College Row” in massing, alignments, and materials while using contemporary languages of craft to articulate the exterior facade.